Green Papaya Salad with Seared Scallops
Green Papaya Salad with Seared Scallops
Savour into this quick and easy Thai recipe by Reza Mahammad from Reza Spice Prince of Thailand.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Frying
  • Preparation Time 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time 10 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Half a green Papaya, pealed and julienned
  • 1 ripe Papaya, peeled, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 Thai shallots, thinly sliced
  • 100 grams beansprouts
  • 1 large red Chilli, sliced into strips
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli flakes
  • 1 small handful chopped Coriander
  • 2 spring Onions, finely chopped
  • 1 handful Mint, chopped
  • For the dressing
  • 3 tablespoons Fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Tamarind paste/Tamarind concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons grated Palm sugar
  • For the scallops
  • Vegetable oil for searing
  • 12 large scallops
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Chilli powder
  • Small hand full dried Anchovies
  1. To the mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salad and set aside
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dressing and set aside
  3. Heat a frying pan with just enough oil to cover the frying pan. Heat until it is really hot and smoking. Cook the scallops quickly (approx 15 seconds each side) until seared
  4. Remove the scallops from the pan
  5. In the same pan, add 1 tablespoonp oil and fry the dried anchovies until crispy
  6. Drain on kitchen paper
  7. To assemble, add the dressing to the salad. Divide into four dishes. Place three scallops on each dish and sprinkle with fried anchovies
  8. Serve immediately

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